Fantastic Beasts

The summer movie season is essentially over and that means it's time to look forward to what's coming up. Since every season is now the season of blockbusters, it's not surprising that fans are waiting for one, though possibly not the one you'd think. Since Marvel owned the summer with Captain America: Civil War, that doesn't mean that fans are all anxiously awaiting the newest entry in the series. Doctor Strange isn't the most anticipated movie of the fall season. In fact, it's not even number two.

1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2. The Magnificent Seven
3. Doctor Strange
4. The Girl on the Train
5. Moana
6. Bridget Jones's Baby
7. The Accountant
8. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
9. Inferno
10. Kevin Hart: What Now?

The overall top 10 list may not be that surprising, although it's possible that the order is. Seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is no shock. The Harry Potter franchise has been a huge part of the movie scene over the last decade and then some. There's a reason that Warner Bros. went looking for a way to continue it on once they ran out of J.K. Rowling stories. However, seeing The Magnificent Seven sitting in the number two spot on the survey conducted by Fandango, might be a little surprising. It certainly contains actors that fans know and like, such as Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, but in a summer where reboots and remakes haven't been a sure thing, there was always the possibility that audiences might not respond to it.

The rest of the list, published by USA Today, doesn't include too many surprises. Disney's first big animated musical since Frozen sits in the middle of the list. Moana is also about the furthest one out on the list, Thanksgiving weekend was the end point of the survey so no films released beyond that point were considered. The fact that Bridget Jones's Baby is on the list is probably great news for that film that the franchise's fans are still around after so many years away.

If there are any surprises on the list, it's Girl on the Train and Kevin Hart: What Now? Girl on the Train stars Emily Blunt and is based on a best-selling novel, but it's also the only straight drama on this list. It's an indication that some fans are in the mood for something a bit different as we head into cooler weather, but at the same time, the fact that it's the only drama on the list shows that there's something special about this one. Also, we apparently have yet to hit peak Kevin Hart. The man is no stranger to the movies this year, but the fact that a stand-up only feature film is in the top 10 shows just how popular the comedian is right now.

Is there a fall movie that you're waiting for that didn't make the list? Let us know in the comments.

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